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Record 7408

Reading Experience:

'I must now mention some other books which about this time fell in my way. Among these an odd volume of the "Spectator" deserves particular notice. Where it came from or to whom it belonged, I never knew: I discovered it in my Master's kitchen. On opening it I was struck by the seeming oddity of its contents. As the book promised to give me a little amusement, I forthwith set about reading it. I was at first a good deal mystified about its author, character and design, yet I was much gratified with it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1805 and 31 Dec 1807
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: at work, master's kitchen
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Carter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice tailor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Spectator, The
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: an odd volume
Provenance: read in situ
found in master's kitchen, perhaps then borrowed


Source Information:

Record ID: 7408  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 79-80
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 79-80,, accessed: 16 February 2020

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